Red Spider Nebula or NGC 6537 (Picture of the Day)

Red Spider Nebula
Red Spider Nebula (NGC 6537) is a planetary nebula is located in the Sagittarius constellation. It is about 4,000 light years away. The white dwarf at the center is one of the hottest white dwarfs ever observed. It also produces a hot and very powerful wind at a speed of 300 km/s. This wind is the main factor for the expansion of the nebula and also the spider shape of the nebula.

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